Compiled from wire reports
San Jose re-signs MVP Wondolowski
•? The San Jose Earthquakes re-signed forward Chris Wondolowski. The deal announced by the club makes Wondolowski the second San Jose player to take a designated player spot. The Bay Area native scored 27 goals last season, tying the Major League Soccer record set by Tampa Bay’s Roy Lassiter in 1996.
The 30-year-old Wondolowski won the Golden Boot as the league’s top scorer while leading San Jose to the Supporters’ Shield with the best regular-season record. He was the first Earthquakes player to win the MVP award, and the first MLS player to lead the league in goals for three consecutive years.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
• David Beckham will make his first start for Paris Saint-Germain in the French Cup match against rival Marseille today. Beckham made his debut for PSG in the 2-0 league win over Marseille on Sunday, coming in during the 76th minute and helping create the second goal. PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti says Beckham will start in place of suspended midfielder Marco Verratti.
• D.C. United signed Panamanian midfielder Marcos Sanchez on a one-year loan. United announced that Sanchez will be available to play once he has his international transfer certificate and work visa. Sanchez is on loan from Tauro FC of Panama. He has been in a preseason trial with United since Feb. 12. The 23-year-old Sanchez has made 18 appearances and scored two goals for Panama’s national team.
Harbaugh will be honored at Miami
•?Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh will be inducted into the “Cradle of Coaches” association at his alma mater, Miami University, next year. Harbaugh’s team won the Super Bowl, beating his brother Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers 34-31 for the Ravens’ second Super Bowl championship. He graduated from the southwest Ohio school in 1984. A bronze, life-size statue of Harbaugh will be added to the Cradle of Coaches display on a plaza outside Yager Stadium early next year, joining the statues of Akron native Ara Parseghian, Barberton native Bo Schembechler, Paul Brown, Weeb Ewbank, Earl “Red” Blaik, Carm Cozza, Paul Dietzel along with Canton native John Pont.
Llodra tops Tsonga in event in Dubai
• Juan Martin del Potro saved three match points to get past Marcos Baghdatis 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) and reach the second round of the Dubai Championships, while Michael Llodra upset eighth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Top ranked Novak Djokovic, looking for his fourth Dubai title, had a much easier time against good friend Viktor Troicki, beating him 6-1, 6-4 in just over an hour. Tsonga, who had never lost in six meetings against Llodra, blamed the loss partly on the fact he only arrived in Dubai on Monday after winning the Open 13 in France. Tsonga also said a key turning point was when he had to replay a point at 4-3 in the first set, double-faulted twice and was broken.
• The U.S. Fed Cup team’s playoff against Sweden on April 20-21 will be played at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Florida. The Delray Beach Tennis Center will be the first U.S. venue to have staged three Fed Cup matchups. The Sweden-U.S. winner will return to the main World Group for Fed Cup in 2014, with a chance to win the title.
Kings send Gagne back to the Flyers
•?The Los Angeles Kings traded struggling left wing Simon Gagne back to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional draft pick. Gagne hasn’t scored a goal in 11 games this season for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who sent the veteran forward back to the city where he spent his first 10 NHL seasons.
• The Dallas Stars dealt right wing Michael Ryder and a third-round draft pick to the Montreal Canadiens for right wing Erik Cole in a swap of veteran forwards. The Canadiens confirmed the trade Tuesday night. The 32-year-old Ryder has six goals and eight assists in 19 games this year for the Stars. Cole, 34, has three goals and three assists in 19 games for the Canadiens.
• The New Jersey Devils placed goaltender Martin Brodeur on injured reserve with a sore back. The move is retroactive to Sunday.
• Montreal Canadiens forward Rene Bourque will be out indefinitely with a concussion. Coach Michel Therrien said Tuesday that Bourque is not sure what caused the injury. Bourque missed the last two games with a flu.
— From wire reports